Definition of Electrical resistance

1. Noun. A material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms.

Exact synonyms: Electric Resistance, Impedance, Ohmic Resistance, Resistance, Resistivity
Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Ohmage
Derivative terms: Resistive

Definition of Electrical resistance

1. Noun. (physics) The opposition offered by an electrical conductor to the flow of a current through itself, resulting in a conversion of electrical energy into heat and radiation. The SI derived unit of resistance is the ohm. Symbol: R. ¹

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Literary usage of Electrical resistance

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"Report of the Committee appointed by the British Association on Standards of electrical resistance, The Committee consists of—Professor Wheatstone, ..."

2. A Course in Electrical Engineering by Chester Laurens Dawes (1920)
"electrical resistance.—The current flowing through an electric circuit depends not only upon the electromotive force impressed across the circuit, ..."

3. Electrical Measurements by Frank Arthur Laws (1917)
"THE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT OF electrical resistance The effect of change of temperature on the electrical resistance of various materials is shown in Fig. ..."

4. Journal by Institution of Electrical Engineers Radio Section (1875)
"electrical resistance OP VARIOUS METALS. M. Benoit has measured with great precision the electrical resistance of various metals at temperatures from 0° to ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"Oil the Variation of the electrical resistance of Glass with Temperature, Density, and Chemical Composition." By THOMAS GRAY, B.Sc., FRSE Communicated by ..."

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